"We would like you to come to our City Council meeting on Monday and please wear your "Eagle Scout" Uniform." said the City Staff Member.
Although we where curious why the City wanted him to wear a boy scout uniform, as a scouting parent you are kinda used to having to attend many different functions where your son needs to wear a uniform.
Well, last night came around and we noticed a few other high school students at the City Council meeting.
A few minutes later, Mayor Hoyt of Yucaipa had announced the next item on the agenda was the appointment of the new Yucaipa Youth Commission members for the next 12 months for the City of Yucaipa.
Andrew was one of the students that had been appointed on the Yucaipa Youth Commission, to deal with and discuss youth issues with the City Council.
Is this the beginning of a bigger vision of his in serving in public office?
I know his primary goal right now is to be accepted into the United States Naval Academy and becoming an officer in either the Navy or Marines.
They world is oyster to accomplish whatever he decides to do.
I am extremely proud of this young man and his motivation to accomplish his goals.
At 8:30 am sharp, Andrew and I heading to Holy Name of Jesus, Church in Redlands to help sift and sort through 1000’s of donated food from throughout the Inland Empire, his Redlands Troop 11 help take the food that was donated, divide up the food and weigh the food, then get it off to local charities to help out hundres of families in the area.
During the 2008 Scouting for Food drive, Scouts collected 2.2 million cans of food .
Scouting for Food is the BSA’s largest one-day food drive, raising 15 percent of area food pantries’ yearly supply and feeding the hungry in the community for three months.
It felt great doing something that is needed by millions of families right now, going through tough times!
Andrew and I, really understood the importance of what we where doing, even if he had to get up early Saturday morning.
Great , Job Scouts!
Carlos Samaniego, Troop 11
P.S. After spending day helping out with Scouting for Food, Andrew went and spent 3 hours, at the San Bernardino County Museum and earn his Astronomy Merit Badge. Congrats Son!